~ Winter…Down on the Farm!~

 

Silvana and Marisa giving some gentle therapy to the calf.

Silvana and Marisa giving some gentle therapy to the calf.

Poor little December.  She came to us with two front hooves that were bent.  Fred and the girls put splints on her when she came in on a bitter cold day in early January.  She was four days old, which is why her name is December.   The splints were worn for a period of three weeks. 

A crippled heifer calf.

A crippled heifer calf.

 Now the little calf wears a pair of horse wraps.  The girls tighten them every night.  She is perfectly healthy other than the feet and yes she does walk.

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I can’t help thinking how good it is for the kids to have to tend to the weak animals.  Honestly, this kind of work can only be a labor of love.  Patience and kindness are a necessity on the farm.  She will most likely be a butcher calf eventually and the kids all know this.

Mario before milking.

Mario before milking.  He turned 10 years old recently!!

Niman Ranch pork for sale locals !!

Niman Ranch pork for sale locals !! Best Pork ever…..taste and see!

Bella loves her goats and is very gentle with animals.

Bella loves her goats and is very gentle with animals.

Content cat in a cozy barn.  A good life for cats too!

Content cat in a cozy barn. A good life for cats too!

Bella with our three goats.  There were two more that have been sold.

Bella with our three goats. There were two more that have been sold.

Fred built this new meat smoker for our bacon, hams, summer sausage and hotdogs.  He makes something out of junk!

Fred built this new meat smoker for our bacon, hams, summer sausage and hotdogs in two days.  We final finally figured out how to make these goodies.  YUM    He makes something out of junk!

 

Well cared for hogs. For livestock they have a good life too on the farm.

Well cared for hogs. For livestock, they have a good life too on the farm.

 

This hog is now bacon, hotdogs and summer sausage.  I didn't get any plain sausage......some chops and roasts.....We took advantage of a few warmer days.

This hog is now bacon, hotdogs and summer sausage. I didn’t get any plain sausage……some chops and roasts…..We took advantage of a few warmer days.

 

Summer sausage in the oven before Fred built the smoker.

Summer sausage in the oven before Fred built the smoker.

Life is good, down on the farmMay your lives be blessed……………

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About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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